Obama’s Clinton Problem

Mitt doesn’t want Bush 43 to be part of his campaign because he’s unpopular, and Bush respects that.  President Obama shouldn’t want Bill Clinton to be part of his campaign because he’s undisciplined, and Clinton should respect that.

This election should be about the contrast between Obama and Mitt, not the relationship between Obama and Clinton, which is a distraction they’re loving in Boston and gnashing their teeth over in Chicago.

Hillary will understand — she, of all people, knows Bill can’t be trusted.

From “Clinton aides:  Bill screwed up,” John F. Harris and Alexander Burns, Politico:

“Bill Clinton’s off-message musings in recent days on Mitt Romney, taxes and the state of the economy prompted a series of urgent and agitated calls between senior aides to both Clinton and President Barack Obama.

“In the past, these kinds of complaints have often prompted Clinton lieutenants to kindly suggest that the Obama team can go to hell:  a former president can, should and will say what he wants.

“This time was different:  Clinton’s team was as aghast as Obama’s as how the boss had wandered blithely into remarks that left even sympathetic listeners wondering what exactly he was getting at.  He also gave gleeful Republicans an opening to skewer Obama with a popular Democrat’s own words.”  Emphasis added.

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